So in the past week, we’ve now seen the deaths of three celebrities.
Some initial thoughts about them:
Ed McMahon – This is sad in the sense that it’s always sad to hear of someone’s death, but he was old. He was 86 years old and lived a pretty full life. While sad, it wasn’t exactly shocking news.
Farrah Fawcett – This morning we heard of the death of Farrah Fawcett. This one is really sad – probably a little more saddening than hearing of the death of Ed McMahon, because of the manner in which she died. She’d been very sick with cancer for a long time and she was only 62 years old. Really, really sad, but in no way is her death shocking. It seemed that it was really only a matter of time.
Michael Jackson – I’m not home from work for 5 minutes and I hear about this one… WTF? No, really… W. T. F? I guess my reactions to his death are much the same as my reactions to his life. I am both shocked and confused. Weird. Only 50 years old. And no matter what you may think of his bizarre personal life, there’s really no denying his legend status in music. He was an amazing talent. While I don’t know how sad I find this one (hello, I’m still shocked!), you have to feel really bad for his kids. That just sucks.
Wow. Just wow.